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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 19, 2015, 04:42:45 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on September 19, 2015, 04:26:54 PM

Is there a way to review messages that are sent to you?  I miss many things while I'm trying to sneak up on a base and would like to go back and review what was sent.

Great game, fun times.

There's a log in the iDroid
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 19, 2015, 04:05:19 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on September 19, 2015, 03:36:15 PM

I'd be curious what you love about it as I've owned them all but have a hard time actually playing any of them for any length of time before giving up. And I still have Ground Zeroes. Un-played.  icon_frown

Was trying to find a YouTube review of it I'd seen from someone who was less than impressed but I wasn't logged in so have no history to back through. He got very worked up, might have had an accent and was constantly ringing a bell (like the kind you'd have on a service desk - ding! ding!) whenever he made a 'point'. What I remember was the 'open world' aspect of it wasn't really all that open (roads only?) and the AI was supposed to be bad. Anyone know whom that might be?

I don't know why you'd focus on some Youtuber when the game is critically acclaimed from essentially every gaming site out there...

Anyhoo, as to your questions.  Afghanistan is sort of funneled into roads and canyons, but you can still basically go anywhere in it as you see fit, Africa on the other hand does have wide open plains so that complaint (which I think is rather unfounded really) is addressed in the second zone.  As to the AI it can be dumb, but does a reasonable job, it investigates when your noisy or sees something, checks last known positions, shoots down fultons, and wakes up sleeping soldiers.  Yeah you can make it do some dumb stuff if you try but like, what game can't you do that in?

Graphically the game looks great, and runs at a solid 60fps on consoles.

Gameplay it really shines.  The controls, specifically in shooter mode which I'm using, make a lot of sense.  So that's one way it's been improved over previous games.  The other thing is it is very much a stealth/combat sandbox whereas I feel the previous games (and frankly most stealth games) got a little too puzzley.  This does not suffer from that problem, you don't feel like you are trying to solve a puzzle, and more that you are coming up with a strategy.  You can go loud or quiet, and the game gives you numerous tools for either approach.  You have sleep grenades, decoys, stun grenades, mines, emp mines, sleep mines, anti-vehicular mines, c4, silenced weapons, stun weapons, a vast array of guns from pistols to assault rifles, to sniper rifles to grenade and rocket launchers and machine guns, to eventually being able to fully customize and build your own guns from parts of others.  You get to choose the time of day or night and the general approach you take to infiltrating a base, you can even call in air strikes or helicopter overwatch.

Then there is the extra strategy layer of managing your base, research, and sending teams on combat missions.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 9/18 edition on: September 18, 2015, 11:23:52 PM
I should finish MGSV this weekend, on Chapter 2 now (which is sort of post game), well until MGO hits early October as that looks to be a very cool multiplayer mode. 

Also will probably waste some time in Diablo.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 18, 2015, 10:37:37 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 18, 2015, 09:41:04 PM

So, I've been really curious about this one since I love open world games and such, but I never cared for Metal Gear Solid in the past.  I'm trying Ground Zeroes again and getting a bit further in it with a different control scheme, but I find I'm dying a lot and the mission is taking me a long time.

Does the full game explain mechanics, options and such better than Ground Zeroes at all, or is it all pretty obtuse and learning from failing and retrying?  It feels like if I get spotted I might as well die and restart from a checkpoint, but that gets really old really quickly.

Oh, and there's a 25% off coupon for GMG, which is why I'm considering it, heh.  METALG-SOLIDV-25PERC

There's really no reason to be restarting checkpoints in Phantom Pain unless you are obsessed with getting a perfect stealth rating.  There are numerous loud options if you want to go that path.

Some of the stuff might be explained better but check this should help


https://www.reddit.com/r/metalgearsolid/comments/2g1zww/a_complete_guide_to_cqc_techniques_and_knockout/

Specifically watch the video to better understand CQC

Also I too do not like the other MGS games, but I love Phantom Pain.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 17, 2015, 11:45:16 AM
Breakdown of Metal Gear Online
http://youtu.be/20aMKCGVVMo
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/11 Patriotic Edition on: September 14, 2015, 05:42:12 PM
In a lot of ways MGSV is more like a crazier and better Far Cry than an old Metal Gear game.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/11 Patriotic Edition on: September 14, 2015, 02:59:52 PM
So have folks finished Metal Gear or are they just not playing it around here?  I'm a little surprised at its lack of showing in these threads considering the quality and nature of the gameplay.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/11 Patriotic Edition on: September 13, 2015, 12:11:54 PM
Still playing MGSV.  Recently built a custom tranq sniper rifle with a suppressor, it's pretty awesome.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 08, 2015, 08:02:02 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 08, 2015, 07:46:45 PM

If this were a new franchise, or a stand-alone story within the existing franchise, it looks like something I'd be all over.  I like open world games, stealth games, and base building / resource management games, so everything about this would be right up my alley.

Metal Gear Solid lore, however, seems completely impenetrable to half the people who've played the games, much less those of us who haven't.  I got Ground Zeroes free from PSN earlier in the year, so maybe I'll give that a shot and see if the mechanics are strong enough to hold my interest in the absence of a story I would comprehend.

-Autistic Angel

I think it totally is.  I'm only vaguely aware of the overarching story and characters as I've never really got into the series before.  Ground Zeroes will give you a decent idea,  though you have a fraction of the tools and the GZ map constitutes what would be but one of the several bases in The Phantom Pain's open world.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 08, 2015, 07:03:49 PM
It's pretty great, possibly the best tactical/stealth game to date.  Gives you lots of tools to handle objectives in multiple ways, and you only get cooler toys as the game goes on.  You can go guns blazing as well if that suits you more.  It's also like 90% real gameplay, which seems a bit atypical for this series but a change I at least appreciate.

Just finally unlocked Quiet for missions, though I was pretty fond of D.Dog, and started taking missions on in Africa.

The only thing I'm not fond of is Mother Base is kind of a pain to get around, though the fast travel (Snake in a box on the loading docks) helps a bit there.

This is a pretty funny look at the game, some spoilers though (boss fights, and characters from other games that show up)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkNaUiaGRxw
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: September 06, 2015, 04:57:50 PM
The tanker was carrying mostly water along with breast milk.  Also they weren't hurting for resources like in Road Warrior, they've established a sustainable ecosystem between Gastown, the Bullet Farm, and the Citadel.  The Citadel provides food and water, while Gastown fuel, and the bullet farm weapons for defense from bandits.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: September 05, 2015, 07:44:37 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on September 05, 2015, 06:49:02 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 05, 2015, 06:11:00 AM

Wow, what a horrible movie. Way too Hollywood. Corny, painful script. At least the Road Warrior was fun action, this was drawn out silliness.

The bolded statement makes ZERO sense to me. This movie was so NOT Hollywood I can't even imagine why you thought it was.

Yeah it's sort of the antithesis of current day Hollywood, the movie was all show and almost no tell, and every other movie is just loaded with exposition over explaining everything.  Also from a production standpoint the high use of practical effects is also very atypical in this day and age.

For what it's worth the International Federation of Film Critics just named this the best film of 2015 (they judge July to July, yeah I know the time period is odd)
http://blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/mad-max-fury-road-wins-fipresci-grand-prix-20150901

Previous years winners were Boyhood, La vie d'Adele, Amour, and Des hommes et des dieux, so you know lot of Hollywood stuff  ninja
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 9/4/15 - US Labor Day Edition on: September 04, 2015, 06:54:31 PM
Metal Gear and Diablo.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - (late) 8/28 edition on: August 31, 2015, 06:49:22 PM
Mostly Diablo 3.  Got my season 4 to 70 and all season quests completed with the exception of a unique item for every equipment slot.  Hopefully get that done this week to unlock the D3 pet.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 30, 2015, 04:12:04 AM

Quote from: Lee on August 30, 2015, 03:32:53 AM

So if you only ever play single player, there is no reason to play a seasonal character is there?

Do you want the pet or transmogs for armor?
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: CliffyB's new shooter is LawBreakers on: August 28, 2015, 01:24:50 PM
Gameplay trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ4S5G4nsUI

Looks like Overwatch (and a few others)
Mobility looks interesting.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: August 24, 2015, 09:30:13 PM
I'm kind of interested in this one despite not liking the previous MGS games.  Ground Zeroes had good mechanics, and this in a big open world sounds good.  I hear it's less crazy with the cutscenes too.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: August 22, 2015, 09:20:00 PM
This seems decent, but I'm not a CoD guy. Has some Titan Fall movement now.  This beta is probably all the CoD I need though.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: August 22, 2015, 03:21:47 PM

Quote from: naednek on August 22, 2015, 01:37:43 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on August 22, 2015, 08:24:07 AM

Just had a message pop up on my PS4 Black Ops III beta is now open for everyone on the PS4 this weekend.

Seriously?  And I just won a contest for the beta Tongue  I never win contests, and I finally did, and it's not special Tongue  LOL

Anyways, man the game is laggy.

Haven't noticed much lag personally.
140  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PS4 Rocket League night? on: August 19, 2015, 02:44:30 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on August 19, 2015, 01:37:29 PM

Is Rocket League free? I've heard great things but wasn't sure I wanted to pay for something that I probably wouldn't have time to play much (plus, any time I turn on the PS4 my hands won't let me turn anything on other than the Witcher).
It was one of the July PS Plus games.  I believe it now costs money if you didn't grab it then.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 18, 2015, 12:55:37 PM
I don't know why they don't just allow console control options to the PC.
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mr. Robot on: August 18, 2015, 12:21:55 AM
Ok I'll add a description since I left it out of my first post.

Show follows a genius hacker, Eliot, who suffers from mental illness as he gets entangled with a conspiracy to overthrow one of the worlds largest and most influential companies.  Presented primarily through the lens where we the viewer are a product of Eliot's delusion.  The handling of hacking is probably also some of the most realistic ever to grace television. 

The cinematography and soundtrack are top notch, and the acting is fantastic.

Don't be fooled by this being on USA, it's right up there with the AMC/HBO shows.
143  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PS4 Rocket League night? on: August 17, 2015, 09:38:53 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 17, 2015, 08:43:17 PM

Would anyone be interested in trying to set up a PS4 Rocket League night?  It was free so I assume a lot of people have it.

Sure I'll play.
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mr. Robot on: August 15, 2015, 03:14:57 PM
This has been the best show of the summer and in the running for best of the year.

You can get caught up off the USA website (or roku app etc) where they have all the episodes to stream if you have a cable subscription with a supported provider.

http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot/episodes?season=1
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Tomb Raider on: August 11, 2015, 10:42:45 PM

Quote from: Turtle on August 11, 2015, 10:11:09 PM



Besides, it's something to play while waiting for Uncharted 4, assuming they have it come out on PS4 at some point before UC4 does.

Uncharted is Spring 2016 and TR is Fall 2016 on PS4,  so no.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Tomb Raider on: August 11, 2015, 06:55:12 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on August 11, 2015, 06:27:27 PM

I'm not a fan of exclusive content (Hello, Destiny) but according to Square Enix  Without MS support the game probably wouldn't have been made.  This sort of sound like what Sony did for Street Fighter 5 (which the XB1 will never see).  Also, I know you're not a fan of Polygon, but that's where I originally read the story

I want to circle back to Destiny, MS couldn't even promote the game on their system and Destiny was basically being shown as a Sony exclusive.   Only distinction is that MS console owners got the game at the same time with less content even after two expansion with more exclusive timed content going to Sony


Again, getting a 3rd part game as an exclusive sucks no matter which console marker does it

This is bullshit in this instance.  The game was not announced as exclusive and clearly was in production, the deal came after.  Dead Rising 3 is closer to SF5 in terms of exclusivity.  Square's comments seem like damage control after the backlash that they clearly did not expect.  I even recall some Crystal Dynamix employee twitter accounts expressing surprise at the news.

Destiny timed exclusive DLC is terrible too, but Activision has a long history of making those types of deals with Call of Duty (where previously Xbox was getting the timed DLC all of last gen), and in both of those instances we are talking about DLC (often of questionable quality) and not full games.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Tomb Raider on: August 11, 2015, 05:52:47 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 11, 2015, 05:15:20 PM

I have to say this looks pretty great.  Not enough for me to buy a Xbox Once but wow.

https://youtu.be/lJQwDnoRueU

It's hitting PC early next year and PS4 next holiday.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/24/15 Edition - Avoid Pixel at all cost edition on: July 26, 2015, 12:39:31 AM
I actually managed to play a bit over an hour of SFV.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/24/15 Edition - Avoid Pixel at all cost edition on: July 24, 2015, 06:15:07 PM
The Street Fighter V beta...hahaha kidding I doubt they are getting that beta fixed anytime soon  crybaby
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 23, 2015, 05:46:56 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on July 23, 2015, 05:36:14 PM

I agree! icon_lol

Seriously though, I kind of think there is a correlation to the notion that the volume of major game releases has decreased over the last 20 years or so, both PC and console. The industry has consolidated so much that games are either derivative high profile AAA releases or indie/crowdfunded obscure releases. The result is that there simply isn't the volume of decent games to talk about or get excited about. As a group, we seem to be on the older side of the gaming demographic here so it takes a lot to get amped up about a lot of games. I know for me personally, I used to be a big PC gamer but the way gaming has evolved, I rarely game on PC and spend almost all my time on consoles but even then I play for shorter sessions than I used to. It's often because life in general intrudes, but frequently, by the time I have free time in the evenings to game, I'm just too tired. Getting old definitely has an effect on my gaming habits.



I think, if anything, it's the opposite.  There has never been more quality games.  A smaller number of games can actually lead to more discussion per game as with less to choose from more people in the same group are playing the same things, as the choice of games increases the amount of games played by the overall userbase increases but with a lower percentage of that population to each game, as no one can reasonably play all those games, not even Hark can keep up with the gaming marketplace as it is now.
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 22, 2015, 06:18:30 PM
I sort of understand the desire for a high volume site, but even NeoGAF which is one of the largest dedicated gaming forums, gets by just fine with basically a single unified gaming forum.  But for a low volume site it really makes no sense.  Should a PC game forum be further segregated into FPS, Adventure, Strategy, etc. subforums? 
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 22, 2015, 06:05:22 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on July 22, 2015, 05:09:44 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 21, 2015, 06:26:07 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on July 19, 2015, 09:09:13 AM

Gratch's comment about "have become very specific in which games we play/have interest in" rings true. in real life, there are some people who are 'gamers' at my job, but with so many games available and people having their own narrowed interests, it's very hard to get anyone to talk about the same thing. just a few weeks ago a guy was trying to get me into some mobile-phone based Korean freemium MMORPG - i was like NO. there's someone who spends all of their non-programming time watching Starcraft gameplay videos. that's really their only interest... pretty much every day for the past five years. i have no real interest in Starcraft, so that avenue of conversation is out. there's a DOTA2 contingent - i don't care about battle arena games either.

I find this to be an interesting evolution of the gaming audience.  It used to be that gamers could find some sort of common ground, but that's becoming more and more difficult.  Although some of my IRL friends are gamers, I have exactly zero in common with any of them because our tastes vary so wildly.  They're all into MP shooters, sports games, or MOBA's, and I tend to stick to RPG's.  Although we might all be considered "hardcore gamers", there's literally nothing we have to discuss because we're on such opposite ends of the gaming spectrum. 

Very true.  You'd get more out of me if there were a PC forum again,

Why? This just doesn't make any sense, it's not like PC game discussion is forbidden, and no game here is really getting enough traffic to warrant a PC and a console thread for the same game.  Wanting a PC forum is like wanting a WiiU, PS4, or Xbox One subforum.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Remastered Journey coming to PS4 July 21 on: July 21, 2015, 10:03:13 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on July 21, 2015, 09:50:34 PM

I always thought this looked fascinating, but didn't realize it was forced MP (I avoided write ups on it). Thanks for saving me the time on it, Tilt, because I can't stand MP. If that's the point of the game ala Left 4 Dead, then that's fine. But a game like Journey should at least have an option (or Drop-in/Drop-out like the LEGO series) that you can turn on or off at your discretion.

It's sort of random multi-player not so much forced multi-player.  It will just insert people into your game if the two of you are at the same spot.  You can also play offline.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rocket League on: July 21, 2015, 06:18:44 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on July 21, 2015, 06:16:38 PM

Single player option?

You can play v. bots in exhibition mode or in a full season mode.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Armada [by the author of Ready Player One] on: July 20, 2015, 02:14:40 PM

Quote from: gangeli on July 20, 2015, 01:35:09 PM

I thought RPO was a fun read...but I also grew up in the 80's.

I consider it to be the geek equivalent of a summer beach read.

Also picked up armada, and it has yet to really grab me.

I grew up in the 80s as well, have very fond memories of most of what is referenced and still hated it.  It just doesn't do anything interesting with any of it, it's all "hey remember that geek culture thing from the 80s, that was awesome, the main character thinks it's awesome too and as a result of thinking it was awesome he's awesome." 
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/17/15 - Ant-Man Edition on: July 19, 2015, 01:45:52 AM
Rocket League and Witcher 3 now that the patch dropped.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dance and Karaoke for PS4 recommendations on: July 18, 2015, 09:47:58 PM
You don't need the camera for Singstar, plus you can use your mobile phone as a mic.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/Vita/PC] Galak-Z The Dimensional on: July 18, 2015, 09:33:28 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 18, 2015, 09:07:16 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 16, 2015, 02:30:30 PM

Announced as part of Sony's summer promotion, out August 4th.  $19.99 with a pre-order discount at $15.99.

Looks sweet, I may jump on it in August.

I have a feeling that it will be free for PS+ by Halloween though.

I dunno, there's lot's of other games that can end up in PS+ before that.  They've been trying more to have games launch on PS+ like Rocket League, and  going into the holiday I can see them dropping a launch retail game into Plus finally or one of the remasters.
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Armada [by the author of Ready Player One] on: July 14, 2015, 01:49:08 PM
Absolutely hated RPO.  Poorly written Mary Sue of a novel full of nothing but pandering geek affirmation.  Reviews make Armada sound even worse. saywhat
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 13, 2015, 07:59:20 PM
The superforums such as Reddit or say NeoGaf certainly are still very well trafficked.  Some other smaller forums I visit have pretty good post frequency. 
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